Feminism, Nation and Myth

Feminism, Nation and Myth

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Feminism, Nation and Myth explores the scholarship of La Malinche, the indigenous woman who is said to have led CortAcs and his troops to the Aztec city of TenochtitlAin. The figure of La Malinche has generated intense debate among literature and cultural studies scholars. Drawing from the humanities and the social sciences, feminist studies, queer studies, Chicana/o studies, and Latina/o studies, critics and theorists in this volume analyze the interaction and interdependence of race, class, and gender. Studies of La Malinche demand that scholars disassemble and reconstruct concepts of nation, community, agency, subjectivity, and social activism. This volume originated in the 1999 qU.S. Latina/Latino Perspectives on la Malincheq conference that brought together scholars from across the nation. Filmmaker Dan Banda interviewed many of the presenters for his documentary, Indigenous Always: The Legend of La Malinche and the Conquest of Mexico. Contributors include Alfred Arteaga, Antonia CastaApeda, Debra Castillo, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Deena GonzAilez, MarAsa Herrera Sobek, Guisela Latorre, Luis Leal, Sandra Messinger Cypess, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Amanda Nolacea Harris, Rolando J. Romero, and Tere Romo. These academic essays are complemented by the creative work of Alicia Gaspar de Alba and JosAc Emilio Pacheco, both of whom evoke the figure of La Malinche in their work.Her research and teaching focus on gender, sexuality and women of color in California and the Borderlands from the 16th century to the present. ... Chicana Identity Matters, a book series with the University of Texas Press. ... Talking Back: Strategies for a Latin American Feminist Literary Criticism (1992), Easy Women: Sex and Gender in Modern Mexican Fiction (1998) and (cowrote with Maria Socorro Tabuenca Cordoba) Border Women: Writing from La Frontera ( Minnesota 2002).

Title:Feminism, Nation and Myth
Author:Rolando Romero
Publisher:Arte Publico Press - 2005-01-01


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